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1971 Historical Events

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37th President:
Richard Nixon

Served from January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974 (6 years)
World Series Winner:
Baltimore Orioles (AL)

Defeated the Cincinnati Reds (NL) with a record of 4-1
Super Bowl V Winner:
Baltimore Colts

Defeated the Dallas Cowboys with a score of 16-13
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Richard Nixon

From USA
Twenty-sixth Amendment to US Constitution lowers voting age to 18.
(June 30, 1971)


For 1971 movies, Billy Jack came out on top. It grossed over $98,000,000 to make it the most popular movie of 1971. Among 1971 TV shows, Marcus Welby, M.D. was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1971

  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Billy Jack
  • The French Connection
  • Summer of '42
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Dirty Harry
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • The Last Picture Show
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Top Songs from 1971

  • Joy To The World, Three Dog Night
  • Maggie May/(Find A) Reason To Believe, Rod Stewart
  • It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move, Carole King
  • One Bad Apple, Osmonds
  • How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Bee Gees
  • Indian Reservation, Raiders
  • Go Away Little Girl, Donny Osmond

Billboard Top Songs from 1971

All of the 1971 hits below topped the 1971 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1971 top songs?

1.Three Dog NightJoy To The World
2.Rod StewartMaggie May / (Find A) Reason To Believe
3.Carole KingIt's Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move
4.OsmondsOne Bad Apple
5.Bee GeesHow Can You Mend A Broken Heart
6.RaidersIndian Reservation
7.Donny OsmondGo Away Little Girl
8.John DenverTake Me Home, Country Roads
9.TemptationsJust My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
10.DawnKnock Three Times
11.Janis JoplinMe And Bobby McGee
12.Al GreenTired Of Being Alone
13.Honey ConeWant Ads
14.Undisputed TruthSmiling Faces Sometimes
15.Cornelius Brothers and Sister RoseTreat Her Like A Lady
16.Rolling StonesBrown Sugar
17.James TaylorYou've Got A Friend
18.Jean KnightMr. Big Stuff
19.Lee MichaelsDo You Know What I Mean
20.Joan BaezThe Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
21.Marvin GayeWhat's Going On
22.Paul and Linda McCartneyUncle Albert-Admiral Halsey
23.Bill WithersAin't No Sunshine
24.Five Man Electrical BandSigns
25.Tom JonesShe's A Lady
26.Free MovementI Found Someone Of My Own
27.Murray Head and The Trinidad SingersSuperstar
28.Jerry ReedAmos Moses
29.Grass RootsTemptation Eyes
31.George HarrisonMy Sweet Lord / Isn't It A Pity
32.Donny OsmondSweet And Innocent
33.OceanPut Your Hand In The Hand
34.Daddy DewdropChick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)
35.CarpentersFor All We Know
36.Gordon LightfootIf You Could Read My Mind
37.Sammi SmithHelp Me Make It Through The Night
38.CarpentersRainy Days And Mondays
39.CherGypsy, Tramps And Thieves
40.Jackson 5Never Can Say Goodbye
41.Lynn AndersonRose Garden
42.Hamilton, Joe Frank and ReynoldsDon't Pull Your Love
43.Ringo StarrIt Don't Come Easy
44.Nitty Gritty Dirt BandMr. Bojangles
45.FuzzI Love You For All Seasons
46.DramaticsWhatcha See Is Whatcha Get
47.Carly SimonThat's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
48.Stevie WonderIf You Really Love Me
49.Aretha FranklinSpanish Harlem
50.Helen ReddyI Don't Know How To Love Him
52.Aretha FranklinBridge Over Troubled Water
53.Partridge FamilyDoesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
54.Tommy JamesDraggin' The Line
55.Ike and Tina TurnerProud Mary
56.ChicagoBeginnings / Color My World
57.BellsStay Awhile
58.StampedersSweet City Woman
59.LoboMe And You And A Dog Named Boo
60.Paul McCartneyAnother Day / Oh Woman, Oh Why
62.Marvin GayeMercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
63.Brewer and ShipleyOne Toke Over The Line
64.8th DayShe's Not Just Another Woman
65.Freda PayneBring The Boys Home
66.Rare EarthI Just Want To Celebrate
67.Delaney and Bonnie and FriendsNever Ending Song Of Love
68.Freddy HartEasy Loving
69.Three Dog NightLiar
70.Honey ConeStick-up
71.Mac and Katie KissoonChirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
72.Andy WilliamsLove Story (Where Do I Begin)
73.Cat StevensWild World
74.Jerry ReedWhen You're Hot, You're Hot
75.Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau
76.Olivia Newton-JohnIf Not For You
77.King FloydGroove Me
78.Bobby GoldsboroWatching Scotty Grow
79.Matthews' Southern ComfortWoodstock
80.Judy CollinsAmazing Grace
81.Dave EdmundsI Hear You Knocking
82.Bee GeesLonely Days
83.FortunesHere Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
84.WhoWon't Get Fooled Again
85.Denise LasalleTrapped By A Thing Called Love
86.Jackson 5Mama's Pearl
88.Partridge FamilyI Woke Up In Love This Morning
89.Isaac HayesTheme From "Shaft"
90.Gladys Knight and The PipsIf I Were Your Woman
91.Neil DiamondI Am..I Said
92.Paul StookeyWedding Song (There Is Love)
93.Wilson PickettDon't Knock My Love, Pt. 1
94.DoorsLove Her Madly
95.Richie HavensHere Comes The Sun
96.Wadsworth MansionSweet Mary
97.Brenda and The TabulationsRight On The Tip Of My Tongue
98.Fifth DimensionOne Less Bell To Answer
99.DoorsRiders On The Storm
100.Perry ComoIt's Impossible

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1971


  1. Mary
  2. Linda
  3. Deborah
  4. Patricia
  5. Susan


  1. Robert
  2. James
  3. Michael
  4. John
  5. David

Class of 1971 Yearbook

Class of 1971 Reunion

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Class of 1971: If are part of the 1971 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1971 and reconnect with fellow class of '71 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1971 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1971, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

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